Sad photos show Birmingham's empty PRYZM nightclub two months after shock closure

Once a vibrant hotspot, the future of the building where Pryzm nightclub once welcomed hundreds of partygoers remains unclear

In the early days of February, a staple of the city’s lively nightlife scene on Broad Street, closed its doors to the public.

Two months has passed now, since the shocking closure of PRYZM, a renowned nightclub in Birmingham.

Peter Marks, the chairman of Rekom UK, the owning company of PRYZM, said an “unresolved disagreement” with the landlord as the reason for the closure.

The closure of PRYZM in Birmingham was part of a larger shutdown of 17 Rekom-owned venues in February, leading to a loss of 500 jobs.

In an interview with the BBC later that month, Marks blamed cash-strapped students for Rekom’s recent nightclub closures.

He said: “The cost of living is singularly the biggest issue that we face.

“A lot of students who used to be paying, say, £800 a month for their accommodation, have been facing [higher rents of] £1,200 a month.

“Obviously people still like coming out, [but] if money is tight [they] are coming later, so they’re arriving in our doors later and they’re spending less.” Two months post-closure, one might wonder about the fate of Birmingham’s nightlife without such a beloved hotspot.

Despite the closed entrances, passersby can still catch a glimpse inside.

Within the building, remainders of the club’s former life, such as banners for events that will never happen, remain on display and discarded. The fate of Birmingham’s PRYZM building is still uncertain.

Scroll down to see more photos of the former nightclub as its future remains unclear:

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